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Happy Bones, Happy Life

May 14, 2024

How do you uncover the root cause of bone loss? Doctors usually diagnose Osteoporosis during routine screening for the disease. The most common test for measuring bone mineral density is dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA). Today's guest recommends the best lab tests to help you determine your bone health. 


Dr. Kim Millman is an integrated medical doctor and the founder of The Millman Clinic. She is an expert in Functional Medicine and Nutrition Response Testing, two holistic techniques she integrates into her medical practice. Her passion is to help people live the rich, full lives they deserve without the burden of chronic illness. 


Dr. Millman does not prescribe a pill for every ill. Instead, she sees the person as a complicated interconnected web integrating the effects of emotions and stress with the biochemical aspects of the disease. She excels at embracing the complexities, which allows her to see the root of the problem. As a result, her patients see long-lasting solutions to their problems.


The first step to addressing bone health issues, specifically Osteoporosis, is determining the root cause, and the best way to do this is to take the essential lab tests discussed by Dr. Millman.


Thank you for listening to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!

“Analyzing and addressing the root cause of your bone disease can help you become the healthiest version of yourself.” - Dr. Kim Millman


In this episode:

- [02:31] - How and why Dr. Millman decided to focus on helping people with Osteoporosis

 -[06:00] - Valuable resources from Dr. Millman

- [09:53] - What are the bone turnover markers?

- [16:23] - Hyperparathyroid and renal leak test

- [19:48] - Essential bone nutrients test

- [23:33] - Why do you need a GI-MAP test?

- [33:41] - Food sensitivities and intestinal permeability test

- [46:59] - Blood sugar and insulin resistance test 

- [50:44] - Continuous blood glucose monitor (CBGM)

- [54:14] - Why is it important to test for inflammation in the body?

- [55:20] - How to use Dr. Kim's interactive lab testing tool 

- [57:37] - What's inside the Restore & Rebuild - 100 Days to Healthier Bones program?


Resources mentioned

- Wait list for Dr. Millman's next course - Use coupon code FallMargie for a significant discount 

- Interactive Lab Testing Tool Kit (free) - 

- Essential Lab Testing for Bone Health Guide ($27) -  

- Exercise and Osteoporosis Handout - 

- Discounted supplements through Fullscript -

- Myers Detox Podcast -


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